Decoding the Workplace: 50 Keys to Understanding People in Organizations

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ABC-CLIO, May 12, 2015 - Business & Economics - 184 pages

There are many key questions about work that most individuals never consider. How can workplace norms affect our careers in powerful ways? How do sex-role stereotypes impact our behaviors? When are "teams" not teams? How does organizational culture profoundly affect your workplace? What questions should you ask yourself about your boss? What factors most affect job satisfaction and success?

Decoding the Workplace: 50 Keys to Understanding People in Organizations is a must-read for anyone wanting to better understand the workplace and become more effective and successful. Written by a former management consultant to the U.S. Air Force and a professor and organizational behavior scholar, this definitive work explains many of the dynamics at play in our organizations. Beyond being informative, insightful, and beneficial to any employee, regardless of job status or experience, it is highly readable, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

 

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Sound advice for interacting with others at work. This debut has all the elements of a useful business book: lots of examples, authoritative advice, highlighted "keys" explaining main concepts, and ... Read full review

Contents

Individual Differences
19
Groups
43
Organization
77
Influence
101
Outcomes
137
Concluding Thoughts
163
Acknowledgments
167
Notes
169
Index
179
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John Ballard, PhD, is emeritus professor of management at Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH.

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